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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:11

CINCINNATI— First Student, the nation’s leader in student transportation, is expanding its operations in Illinois after being selected to provide transportation for eight additional school districts for the upcoming school year. 

 The districts include:

  • Addison School District
  • Des Plaines School District
  • East Maine School District
  • Limestone School District
  • North Shore School District
  • Richland School District
  • Villa Park School District
  • Will County School District

The buses that serve the students in these districts will be equipped with the industry’s latest technology, including digital video cameras and GPS tracking systems. First Student will also provide computerized routing to ensure efficiency and maximize savings for the school districts.

“We are pleased so many school districts recognize the value we provide,” said Bob Rutkoski, First Student Area General Manager. “We look forward to serving more communities in Illinois this coming school year, and we are grateful for the confidence school districts have in First Student to provide safe and reliable transportation.”

As a result of the new contracts, First Student is looking to grow its team in Illinois. The company expects to add approximately 200 new positions, including bus drivers and monitors. Additional information about working for First Student can be found at www.firststudentjobs.com.

About First Student

First Student, Inc. - a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America - is the largest provider of safe, reliable, sustainable student transportation services in North America. The company safely transports approximately 6 million students every day in the US and Canada.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:17